Pray With Your Children

Trevin Wax gives wisdom for parents of young children:

Let me encourage you. Young children soak in everything we say to them. Don’t be frustrated if they’re not reciting the catechism by the age of 4. Don’t be frustrated if they seem to be disinterested when you pray. Don’t be frustrated by their lack of attention span.

Pray anyway.

Our son has learned the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and other Psalms merely through repeating certain prayers each night. No, we have not tested his memory or promised him certain rewards for praying fervently. Mere repetition does it all.

HT: Tim Challies

1 comment:

Marcia said...

Great reminder, Matt. Thanks. I'm really enjoying your blog this morning...